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Paris motor show world debuts list - Audi A1 Sportback

20 Jun 18 | Glenn Brooks

Audi has announced details of the second generation A1 Sportback ahead of its public premiere at the Paris Mondial de l'Automobile.

Hands-On Tech - Volkswagen T-Roc

19 Jun 18 | Cat Dow

This is our Hands-On-Tech (HOT) reporting series*. Here, we take a look at the top-spec connectivity features offered by manufacturers in detail, looking to benchmark the connectivity functionality based on various test criteria. Volkswagen’s compact crossover T-Roc takes on the best-selling Nissan Qashqai in a very busy and fiercely competitive segment. So how does the technology, Car-Net, now available across the range, fare as a value proposition? 

DS 7 Crossback is an attempt to take on the Audi Q3, BMW X1, Mercedes GLA, Range Rover Evoque and other models in the C segment.

Groupe PSA future models analysis - DS Automobiles

19 Jun 18 | Mike Vousden

This chapter of our analysis series of the divisions of Groupe PSA covers DS Automobiles. It is the third of four features and follows examinations of the future models strategy of Peugeot and Citroën.

Kia Niro PHEV’s feature-rich cabin

Interior design and technology – Kia Niro PHEV

18 Jun 18 | Matthew Beecham

Hybrid sales in the UK and mainland Europe have doubled over the past five years and are expected to reach 700,000 annually by the end of the decade. The Kia Niro – the Korean carmaker’s third plug-in hybrid (PHEV) after the Optima and Optima Sportswagon - slots into this blossoming market place. Continuing QUBE/just-auto's review of interior design and technology trends, we slip inside this compact crossover to see if this is just another small SUV or something different.

Clearly Ford is facing a difficult decision over the Bordeaux plant. Closure would be disastrous for the ageing workforce, unions say

Ford eyes transmission plant sale or closure - the week

15 Jun 18 | Graeme Roberts

It was not, to put it mildly, the best week for autoworkers, at least this side of the pond. A sharpened American axe appeared over the automatic transmissions factory in Bordeaux, France, (see, they make more than fine wine there). Should the automaker not secure a buyer for its Ford Aquitaine Industries (FAI) site at Blanquefort in south west France, the factory will close, although no forced redundancies would be implemented before September 2019. Not good news.

C5 Aircross is exclusive to China but will be built in France too from late 2018

Groupe PSA future models analysis - Citroen

15 Jun 18 | Glenn Brooks

In this second chapter of a series concerning Groupe PSA's divisions, the spotlight turns on Citroën. Unlike Peugeot, which was recently examined, this famous make remains distressed. Sales continue to fall in France even though new models have been steadily flowing during the last 12 months. The picture is equally concerning in many other countries, including China.

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Volkswagen AG, Ford, mull strategic alliance

20 Jun 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Volkswagen and Ford last night (19 June) announced they had signed a memorandum of understanding and were exploring "a strategic alliance designed to strengthen each company's competitiveness and better serve customers globally".

Volvo opens new US factory

20 Jun 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Geely's Volvo Cars on Wednesday (20 June) inaugurates its first US manufacturing plant, in Charleston, South Carolina.

Hyundai and Audi team up for hydrogen technology

20 Jun 2018 | Staff reporter

Hyundai Motor announced on Wednesday it is joining forces with the Volkswagen Group premium brand Audi to develop advanced fuel-cell electric vehicle (FCEV) technologies.

Porsche takes stake in Croatian EV sportscar maker

20 Jun 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Porsche AG has taken a 10% stake in Croatian technology and electric sports car company Rimac Automobili.

Volkswagen Truck & Bus to become TRATON Group

20 Jun 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Volkswagen Truck & Bus will be renamed TRATON Group which it said was "another milestone on the group's way to increase independence even further and towards capital market readiness".

Indonesia sales rise 7% in May

20 Jun 2018 | Staff reporter

New vehicle sales in Indonesia increased by 7.1% to 100,498 units in May from 93,769 units in the same month of last year, according to data compiled by industry association Gaikindo.

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